Nature Viewing

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The forest is comprised of a number of diverse ecosystems. Forest elevations range from 853 to 3,450 meters above sea level, with annual precipitation ranging from 10 to 40 inches, and temperatures ranging from -30 to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The vegetation on the Dixie National Forest grades from sagebrush (Artemesia tridentada) and rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) at lower elevations; to low-growing pinyon pine (Pinus edulis) and juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) at mid-elevations; to aspen (Populus tremuloides), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), bristlcone pine (Pinus longaeva), Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanni), and subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) at high elevations.